Examines the concepts of the entropy principle and of astronomical time, the relation of subjective and external time, and the definition of a second. Includes demonstrations of scientific timepieces and of the cyclotron. Features producer Milan Herzog in cameo role as the director of a space project. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: afana, Herzog
National Institutes of Health National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Robot Reality AVA19272VNB1 Explores the unusual machine guarding and safety procedures necessary to protect workers from the large work envelope and complex movements of industrial robots. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: FedFlix, ntis.gov
This film is about how accidents in the workplace might occur. In the form of a semi-dramatic reconstruction, narrated by Maurice Denham, we see how a factory worker, Stan Berry, becomes the victim of a serious accident while at work. We arrive at the scene of the accident, an industrial work place with stacks of oil drums at the same time as the ambulance. The following sequences explore how the accident happened and who is to blame. The conclusion is that it is the human factor the... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Accidents, Occupational, Health education, Medical sciences, Safety education, Occupational safety,...
Department of the Navy Why Calibrate? AVA14173VNB1 Demonstrates the need for calibrating test and monitoring equipment. Shows how the US Navy's calibration program is organized. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: FedFlix, ntis.gov
Shows the San Jose Mercury News of 1970 in all elements of production. Briefly shows the IBM 1130 mainframe computer (http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/1130/1130_intro.html) ( 1 reviews ) Topics: publishing, media
A technical film (the first part of a series) apparently aimed at the inexperienced anaesthetist. Most of the film looks at the theory of the stages of anaesthesia using Guedel's chart. This is laboriously annotated with animations to illustrate every reflex present in anaesthesia using the inhalation method. There are four stages of anaesthesia the third stage is when surgery can commence (this is in turn subdivided into planes). The fourth stage is respiratory failure and potentially death.... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd Pharmaceuticals Division, Anesthesia, Anesthesia -- history,...
National Technical Information Service United States Coast Guard Nine Title Composite: Boating and Safety AVA19345VNB1 A medley of some of the greatest hits of boating safety, from hypothermia in a recreational canoe scenario to Buster Keaton's great water adventures. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: FedFlix, ntis.gov
This is one of the more unusual of Edison's records. Listen to Santa's sinister laugh he makes as he tries to sound fun loving and kind. The www.menloparkmuseum.com staff agrees -- if we were kids, we'd run! ( 2 reviews ) Topic: Oldtime Source: http://www.edisonnj.org/menlopark/
Here, manic Princeton professor Eric Rogers hosts, continually removing and replacing his eyeglasses, ordering around lab assistants --- he forcefully breaks a glass test tube in the hands of an assistant to demonstrate the inelasticity of water --- and furiously pounds equations on a blackboard (Leacock says the scribblings must have lasted 45 minutes, in what must be one of the more necessary cuts in the history of educational film.) Rogers finally conducts an experiment with a young girl,... ( 2 reviews ) Topic: Physics
The life of the housefly is described, and its importance in the spread of disease, especially typhoid and dysentry. Control measures applicable to refuse sites, food processing factories and hospitals are discussed. 2 segments. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Disease Outbreaks, Houseflies, Pest Control, Insects, Pest control, Pests, Insects, Disease...
This film, made for the Highway Safety Foundation, was shot at a Sunbeam appliance factory, was meant to show 60's plant managers how to prevent employee theft. The plant is surrounded by barbed wire, and the good guys go around checking lunch pails (one of the employees is shown hiding a clothes iron in it beforehand). Right off the bat, you start pulling for the employees, taking glee in every theft. Terrible microphone placement is one of the hallmarks of this remarkable period piece on... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: afana, highway safety films, academic film, employee theft
Reviews the structure and function of the federal government, as seen through the eyes of a high-school senior. Explains the nature and functions of each of the three main branches and the system of checks and balances. ( 3 reviews )
Dragnet ep 5x34 The Big Deal, air date: April 26, 1956 Note: The source material had a slight sync. problem at the beginning of the program that I couldn't fix. It's getting better towards the end however. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Dragnet, Classic TV, 1950's Television, Detective, 1956, NBC
Shows how trichinosis infestation occurs. Describes the preparation of microscope slide specimens and, through photomicrographic sequences, the life history of the parasite. CONTENT ADVISORY: Distasteful scenes of infested animals. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Health and hygiene, Animals: Pigs, Veterinary medicine: Trichinosis